That’s the same price as the WiFi-only Apple iPad. But to be fair, that’s the price of an unsubsidized Dell Streak, which still comes with a 3G modem. Those 3G modules typically sell for more than $100, so it’s not quite an oranges to oranges comparison, no matter how much some folks seem to think the price is idiotic.
It’s also worth pointing out that in the UK you can get a Dell Streak for free when you sign up for a data plan with wireless carrier O2. The unsubsidized version sells for £429 or about $525. In other words, don’t be surprised if Dell works out a deal with a US carrier to offer the Streak for a deep, deep discount on this side of the pond as well.
I’m just happy to find out that users will be able to buy the unsubsidized Dell Streak from Dell.com if they don’t want to sign up fro a service contract. The tablet should be available in the US in late July.
Incidentally, I paid $529 for an unsubsidized Google Nexus One earlier this year.